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Jun 18, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Driver crashes into and destroys parklets at Aquitaine & The Boombox

Early Friday morning, the driver of a vehicle crashed into and destroyed two parklets at Church and Market streets.  Read More

Jun 08, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD votes to end private security camera proposal funded by tech entrepreneur

On Monday, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District (Castro CBD) voted to scuttle its proposal to install a private network of 125 security cameras. Read More

Jun 07, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours resumes in-person tours & releases virtual tour

Just this week, Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours announced in-person tours have resumed, and she's released a new 45-minute virtual tour titled "The Castro - A Community Advocating for Equality." Read More

Jun 04, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Gilbert Baker Foundation unveils Pride Flag art exhibit 'In Their Own Voices' at Harvey Milk's former camera shop

On Tuesday the Gilbert Baker Foundation in partnership with the GLBT Historical Society unveiled a new Pride Flag pop-up art exhibit "In Their Own Eyes" at Harvey Milk's former camera shop at 575 Castro Street. Read More

Jun 03, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Italian restaurant Vico Cavone headed to Castro's former Firewood space

A new Italian restaurant called Vico Cavone will be opening this fall inside the former Firewood space at 4248 18th Street, helmed by a former server at Poesia. Read More

Jun 02, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro Business Briefs: Sancha Sushi, Monster Goblin Games open, Last Rites reopens, more

A new board game shop as moved into the former Comic Book Beardies, a new sushi spot has opened in the former Miyabi space, and more. Read More

May 28, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Family-owned for nearly 100 years, Castro's Market & Noe Center listed for $17M

After being family-owned for nearly 100 years, the Market & Noe Center (2276-2288 Market St.) has been listed for sale for the eye-popping price of $17 million. Read More

May 27, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Boutique natural wine shop Bottle Bacchanal set to fill another Castro storefront vacancy

A new boutique wine shop, Bottle Bacchanal, has proposed to take over the former eyewear store Specs in the City & Cheaters Too at 4126 18t St. (between Castro and Collingwood streets). Read More

May 25, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro Theatre will reopen on June 26-27 for Frameline

Frameline’s schedule announcement features many treasures, but the biggest news is two days of screenings that will reopen the Castro Theatre. Read More

May 24, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Mission

Queer artists of color installing two murals at prominent Castro & Duboce Triangle locations

Two new murals from queer, Black and Latinx artists will be completed soon at prominent locations in the Castro and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods. Read More

May 24, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro travel agency Yankee Clipper Travel named SF Legacy Business

Last month, the San Francisco Small Business Commission added Castro travel agency Yankee Clipper Travel (4115 19th St.) to the city's Legacy Business Registry, which recognizes "longstanding, community-serving businesses." Read More

May 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

After 14-month hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick reopens

After a 14-month pandemic-induced hiatus, Castro neighborhood bar Moby Dick (4049 18th St.) reopened its doors today at 1 p.m. Read More

May 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro neighborhood groups come together for Harvey Milk Day Community Recovery Celebration on Saturday

Tomorrow, a coalition of Castro neighborhood organizations will celebrate Harvey Milk Day on what would have been the former Supervisor's 91st birthday. Read More

May 05, 2021
San Francisco Castro Mission

Mission Bay coffee truck Spro Coffee expanding to the Castro this summer

Castro residents will soon have another cafe option in the neighborhood. Mission Bay-based mobile cafe Spro Coffee Lab will be opening its second location at 500 Church St., formerly Mauerpark. Read More

May 04, 2021
San Francisco Castro Pacific Heights

Chef Melissa Perello on the reopening of Octavia and Frances: 'It's like opening two brand new restaurants'

It's been a long 14 months of total closure for a pair of acclaimed neighborhood restaurants, Octavia and Frances, both of which were opened by chef Melissa Perello in the last decade. And she says that the team is taking the task of reopening them one step at a time, with Octavia happening first. Read More

May 03, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Pastrami shop 'Hot Johnnie's' opening in the Castro this summer

Later this summer, Hot Johnnie's pastrami sandwich shop will be opening in the Castro at 4077 18th St., formerly Nizario's Pizza. Read More

May 01, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

AIDS Memorial Quilt panels to be displayed Sunday in Castro

Castro residents and visitors out for a Sunday stroll will have the opportunity to view panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at two locations around the neighborhood this weekend. Read More

Apr 29, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Twin Peaks

For second year in a row, Pink Triangle to be 'Illuminated' throughout Pride Month

While San Francisco's Pride parade will again not take place this year, the traditional Pink Triangle atop Twin Peaks will again be lit up like a giant gay beacon, this time throughout Pride Month. Read More

Apr 28, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle Mission

Castro CBD holds contentious town hall on security camera proposal

After months of delays, the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit (Castro CBD) held a virtual town hall Tuesday about its proposal to install a private network of 125 security cameras, and it was highly contentious. Read More

Apr 22, 2021
San Francisco Castro

After 13 years, Castro neighborhood bar Last Call sold to new owners

After 13 years in the Castro, neighborhood watering hole Last Call Bar (3988 18th St.) has been sold to new owners. Read More

Apr 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Custom fine jewelry workshop Nick Engel & Co. opens in Castro

A new custom fine jewelry workshop Nick Engel & Co., which has been downtown for about 12 years, has opened in the Castro at 4011 18th St., formerly Mini-Chic and Turkish Modern. Read More

Apr 20, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Community provides feedback & criticism at Harvey Milk Plaza redesign town hall

Last week, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza (FHMP) held two virtual town halls seeking community feedback about its plans to redesign Harvey Milk Plaza, and the new design team offered multiple new conceptual approaches. Read More

Apr 16, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro cocktail bar Blackbird reopens after four-month hiatus with expanded outdoor seating

After a four-month hiatus, Castro cocktail bar Blackbird reopened Wednesday with expanded outdoor seating. Read More

Apr 13, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

2100 Market Street, formerly Home, Church Street Station, and The Truck Stop, makes appearance in 'Doodler' podcast

The one-story, flatiron-shaped building that once lived at 2100 Market was home to multiple businesses over several decades. One of its brief incarnations in the 1970s, a 24-hour diner called The Truck Stop, figures into the unsolved case of "The Doodler," a serial killer who preyed on gay men in San Francisco, and about whom Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan has just done a new podcast. Read More

Apr 09, 2021
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Team with Saison ties set to open Mexican restaurant Comodo in the Castro

Hoodline has learned that two people who are part of the restaurant group behind two-Michelin-starred Saison are set to open a new Mexican restaurant at 2223 Market St., formerly Nomica and before that neighborhood favorite 2223 Restaurant. Read More